GRE Word List


boisterous; noisy and uncontrollable

The meaning of the word obstreperous is boisterous; noisy and uncontrollable.

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menacethreat; V: threaten
torsotrunk of statue with head and limbs missing; human trunk
platitudetrite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
rationalizemake rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
expansive(of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
harbingerforerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
hoaxtrick which makes someone take action; practical joke; Ex. hoax mail; V.
panegyricformal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
decrepitweak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
devisethink up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest